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Emory to hold Boston Marathon vigil

Emory to hold Boston Marathon vigil

ATLANTA -- The Emory University community will hold a vigil Wednesday for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

The vigil will begin at 11 a.m. in Asbury Circle on campus.

Emory students will offer prayers from various religions beginning at noon.

University spokeswoman Beverly Cox Clark said no one from the Emory community has a connection to the victims of the explosions.

Fernbank offers a wild night of fun at Lost Oasis 2013

Fernbank offers a wild night of fun at Lost Oasis 2013

ATLANTA -- The Artemis Guild of young professionals at Fernbank Museum invites you to eat like a lion, laugh like a hyena, socialize like a butterfly and dance you tail off at Lost Oasis 2013: Wild Safari.

Lost Oasis, Fernbank’s annual fundraising party, will take place at Fernbank Museum on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 8 p.m. In celebration of the museum’s Extreme Mammals exhibition, the party will feature a “Wild Safari” theme complete with live music by the Atlanta Beat, exotic cocktails, incredible food and more than 400 young patrons in their wildest party animal attire that is sure to include tusks, tails, spots and stripes.

Emory to host seminar on bipolar disorder

Emory to host seminar on bipolar disorder

ATLANTA -- Emory University will host a seminar for people whose loved ones suffer from bipolar disorder.

The event will take place Wednesday, Apr. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Emory's Briarcliff Campus. It is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky, a psychiatrist with Emory's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Nadine Kaslow, an Emory psychologist and president-elect of the American Psychological Association; and Yvonne DeBellotte, mother of a child with bipolar disorder.

The discussion is sponsored by the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research and Emory's Mood and Anxieties Disorder Program.

The seminar will be held at 1256 Briarcliff Road, Building A, in the third floor auditorium.

Emory to host Hispanic leadership program

Emory to host Hispanic leadership program

ATLANTA -- The Goizueta Business School at Emory University is gearing up for a workshop created exclusively for Latino students and leaders.

The event, Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence, will be held Mar. 5-6.

"No other leadership workshop, seminar or executive program available today speaks more to the power of our Hispanic heritage and leveraging our cultural values as a competitive advantage," Marisa Salcines, president of Atlanta's chapter of the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), said in a statement.

The workshop consists of 16 hours of training. All participants will go home with books, assessments and access to CHL's online curriculum.

Learn more about the workshop at centerforhispanicleadership.com. The cost is $2,500. Enrollment closes on Friday, Feb. 22.

Seamus Heaney to read at Emory

Seamus Heaney to read at Emory

ATLANTA -- Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will give a free reading at Emory University next month.

Heaney will read on Saturday, Mar. 2 at 2 p.m. in the school's Glenn Auditorium.

Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday and can be picked up at a number of locations, including Emory's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts box office, A Cappella Books in Inman Park, Charis Books and More in Little Five Points, and two Decatur bookstores -- Eagle Eye Bookshop and Little Shop of Stories.

SCLC exhibition coming to Emory

SCLC exhibition coming to Emory

ATLANTA -- A brand new exhibition on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will open at Emory University next month.

And the Struggle Continues: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Fight for Social Change will open Thursday, Feb. 21 at the university's Robert W. Woodruff Library.

An opening celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. Scheduled speakers include Rep. John Lewis, SCLC leader C. T. Vivian and civil rights activist Dorothy Cotton.

The exhibit features documents, photographs and other pieces that document the group's history.

Learn more about And the Struggle Continues at emory.edu.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."